Caribbean American Medical Educational Organization heads to Belize

Caribbean American Medical Educational Organization (CAMEO) will be making its second trip to Dangriga, Belize, June 18 -25. A medical team of eight, led by Jamaican born physician, Dr. David Keen, will provide medical assistance to the less fortunate. The team consists of two RN’s, Judith Bingham, of Canada, Yvonne Keen, of South Florida and five students from Florida State University.

These volunteers augment government run clinics screening for hypertension and diabetes, as well as treating other ailments. Patients are also taught preventative healthcare and medications are distributed at no cost.

Since CAMEO was formed in 1993 they have done 32 trips to Jamaica, three trips to St. Vincent and one to Belize. CAMEO is seeking individuals who are willing to donate their time, talent or money to an organization dedicated to providing medical support to under privileged countries. Future trips are scheduled for Jamaica in July, and St. Vincent in August, 2005.

CAMEO raises funds through donations. Funds raised are used to purchase medication and medical supplies. The next fundraising event is an annual banquet scheduled for October 2005. To learn more about CAMEO and to how to donate to upcoming medical missions visit them at

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